Twitter quietly deletes millions of accounts from the old text message days


It’s the end of the SMS era for Twitter.

On Monday, Twitter officially announced it was turning off its Twitter via SMS service for the majority of its global user base.

We want to continue to help keep your account safe. We’ve seen vulnerabilities with SMS, so we’ve turned off our Twitter via SMS service, except for a few countries.

Everyone will still have access to important SMS messages needed to log in to and manage their accounts.

— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) April 27, 2020

This recent change affects users who were still receiving tweets from other users via SMS. The social media company had already turned off the ability to tweet via text message after its CEO Jack Dorsey was hacked last year. Read more…


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